The General Election for the Presidency of the United States of America

The following is my first and only post about the 2012 General Elections.  (*serious face*)

In a few hours, I’ll be exercising a right and a privilege unavailable to so many around the world.  I’ll be voting in the 2012 Presidential Election.  If you were born or have lived for an extended period of time in what many Americans would turn their noses up and identify as a ‘Third World Country’, election time can be more than a little stressful.  It can be dangerous.  The mere act of voting and getting to polling stations can be extremely challenging.  Ballot tampering, threats and intimidation are also very real.  For the most part, in relative ease, Americans can march into a polling station and walk out with a feeling that they’ve had a voice in communicating who they’d like to represent them in government.

Hmmmm, simmer on those thoughts. 

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So, the United States of America is now demonstrating that they’re better than the Third World?

Hmmmm, let’s see…

This is probably the second Presidential Election I’ve experienced in recent years that has been incredibly ripe with all of the ‘Third World Country’ qualities.  But even this one takes the cake.  Contention is not even the word.  It has gone way beyond that.  This Presidential race is a downright deplorable, ugly, mess.  Threats and intimidation of potential voters?  Hm.  Lies and deception?  Hm.  Hours and hours on line at polling stations?  Hm.  “Accidental” printing of the General Election date — no, it is November 6, not the 7th.  Hm.  I guess I only have to wait for dimpled and hanging chads and broken, tampered and dumped-in-the-river voting machines.  Oh, and maybe a murder?  I’m just saying.  It’s getting that close.  The rhetoric is so incendiary.

It’s not even Tom Foolery.  Not even close.  It’s sinister and shameful.  I’m appalled — and if you’re an American, whether born and bred or naturalized, you should be too.  Threats and intimidation about having the right to vote?  Really?  Wow.

Welcome to the Third World.  Hope you enjoy your stay.

P.S. Don’t get me started on people who complain and then don’t get their lazy behinds to the polls.  Um, shut up and stay in your corner and stop sucking up our air.  Some of us Third World-ers don’t take this right and privilege for granted.


5 thoughts on “The General Election for the Presidency of the United States of America

  1. Way to go girl. I -for one- had the privilege to vote in the USA – I along with many many Canadians would be voting FOR THE MAN HIMSELF- May God guide all these voters to mark the right and only ballot that counts and may God keep him & his family safe- Only time will tell…

      • i wish they could shorten the campaign period. give them a month or 2 to get the message out & be done. Instead we are bombarded for months on end with so much misinformation & pr spin your head feels like it’s going to explode. I mean if one more person rang my doorbell…
        To me it was so obvious how the general election would turn out i didn’t even bother to watch any of the coverage, I predicted a landslide so I’m going to check now & see how I did.
        Did anyone else have those paper scantron type ballots? Brings back memories of high school. ‘Make sure you color in the circle completely, don’t go outside the lines!’ Kinda miss the ole pull the level voting booth, it had a bit more drama to it, swing back that curtain & viola! you voted!

      • I know! The whole, take this, here’s a pen, and you’re coloring in a circle…flashback to scantron. What if you can’t color within the lines?! Does your vote not count?? le sigh.

        As for the campaign length…take that AND the deluge of campaign mailings that overwhelm your mailbox and television commercials…I am so over it by the time election day rolls around. It’s too much! Oy! I’m so glad it all over, at least for another four years.

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